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Off With Their Head! (Queen Marchesa Politics)

Commander / EDH Aikido Control Humans Multiplayer Pillow Fort RBW (Mardu)



"Those who seize power must have the means to hold it"

-Queen Marchesa

The main goal of this deck is to sit back and help your opponents kill each other, and if they don't comply...
Off with their head!
As soon as you play the queen a target will appear on your head as people turn their greedy eyes to your crown. These card should help you keep them at bay.
The queens word is law, and when that law is broken that person must be removed.
The main way this deck deals with creatures is pinging them with deathtouch.
To make sure your enemy's don't team up and take down all you have worked for, tempt them with shinny gifts or favors to gain their trust and pit them against each other.
Once all but one of your opponents have been eliminated it is time for you to smite down your final foe and claim your rightful victory.
This deck is still new and could use some improvements, suggestions are very welcome and appreciated.



DRmagic2017 says... #1

Coat of Arms can buff your opponents' creatures too. It seems that Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic look better. Nice deck anyway. +1

April 17, 2017 6:52 p.m.

Exxie97 says... #2

Thanks DRmagic2017 for the suggestion but Coat of Arms gives a much more significant boost to my creatures when I need it, and yes it does give my opponents a boost too but that just makes them kill each other faster :).
Nevertheless thank you again for the suggestion.

April 17, 2017 7:23 p.m.

dlamars says... #3

Hey, I play a queen deck myself (Blink Monarch) although my overall strategy is a bit different than yours I'm curious about the pillowfort cards in your list. Multiple people have suggested Ghostly Prison type effects but it seems to me in playing I'd almost rather pass the crown around so I get a token and draw if possible, if not giving incentive to attack other players is good too. Do you think trying to hold onto Monarch is worth it?

April 20, 2017 5 a.m.

Exxie97 says... #4

Hi dlamars, in my opinion I would never give the monarch to someone else voluntarily. It just doesn't seem worth it to take damage, let them draw a card, and have to blink the queen just for a 1/1 deathtouch, unless I made some kind of deal with them beforehand. If you are in need of tokens try Martial Coup(it also functions as a board wipe which is great for your deck), or if you want the deathtouch try Archetype of Finality, or just go with Ophiomancer which give you both. Hope this helps.

April 20, 2017 5:56 a.m.

dlamars says... #5

Fair enough, I guess in the end I just enjoy the politics involved with passing Monarch around. Since the draw happens at end of turn it's not as big of a deal and most of the combo players I don't want drawing aren't able to take it from goodstuff/aggro decks. I'm also getting a little token crazy since preordering Anointed Procession ;). Anyways thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!

April 20, 2017 11:29 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.47
Tokens 1/1 Elemental, 1/1 Human, 1/1 Assassin, 3/3 Ogre, Monarch, 1/1 Soldier, Elspeth
Folders Hmmmm. Fun., i like, Interesting decks, EDH
Top rank #49 on 2017-04-27
Views 1345

Revision 4 (2 weeks ago)

+1 Gisela, Blade of Goldnight maybe
+1 Nevinyrral's Disk maybe

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